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Re: My smoker build

Post by Cole » February 21st, 2018, 8:23 pm

Dig it going well! Nice to know I'm not the only one who has some challenging days! I hope I never stop learning!



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Re: My smoker build

Post by Hydrant » February 27th, 2018, 1:22 am

Back at ‘er!
Got some time today to get some more done. And ya the darn CC door sprung.
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Re: My smoker build

Post by Hydrant » February 27th, 2018, 1:28 am

Here is some more of the firebox. The door, hinges and basket are done, I just have the intakes and latch left.
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Re: My smoker build

Post by ajfoxy » February 27th, 2018, 1:31 am

Looking good. Coming along very nicely.


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Re: My smoker build

Post by Big T » February 27th, 2018, 5:38 pm

:yth:


Measure Twice.....Cut Three Times.

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Re: My smoker build

Post by Hydrant » February 27th, 2018, 9:26 pm

Faught with the CC door for a lot of the day. Finally got it shaped correctly to match the profile if the tank and when I wrapped the flat bar over the curve of the tank it pulled the door out of whack again! I ended up using 2 come-a-longs and voila, the thing fits nice again.

I should have some more time to work again tomorrow so the goal is to do the FB vents, and weld out the top of the fb and fb door.
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Re: My smoker build

Post by Dirtytires » February 27th, 2018, 11:03 pm

Looking like its taking shape nicely. Keep it up.



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Re: My smoker build

Post by Hydrant » February 27th, 2018, 11:55 pm

Dirtytires wrote:Looking like its taking shape nicely. Keep it up.

Thanks :)



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Re: My smoker build

Post by Rodcrafter » February 28th, 2018, 11:28 am

Heck yeah!


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Re: My smoker build

Post by Hydrant » March 2nd, 2018, 6:39 pm

She’s got legs! Plans changed when the damn thing fell! So I got to work on the stand.
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Re: My smoker build

Post by ajfoxy » March 2nd, 2018, 7:56 pm

:D Amazing how pain sharpens one's focus...

Looking good and coming along nicely. Getting closer to q-view and enjoying the unit.


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Re: My smoker build

Post by Big T » March 2nd, 2018, 9:23 pm

:yth: I was kinda worried when I first saw those free standing legs.


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Re: My smoker build

Post by Hydrant » March 2nd, 2018, 10:27 pm

Big T wrote::yth: I was kinda worried when I first saw those free standing legs.
When I told my wife it fell she said sarcastically “who saw that coming”!



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Re: My smoker build

Post by Hydrant » March 2nd, 2018, 10:31 pm

ajfoxy wrote::D Amazing how pain sharpens one's focus...

Looking good and coming along nicely. Getting closer to q-view and enjoying the unit.
Trying to decide what i’ll Smoke first! Most likely something cheap like ribs in case there’s a learning period!



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Re: My smoker build

Post by Dirtytires » March 3rd, 2018, 12:59 am

Gravity always wins....

Glad nobody got hurt.



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Re: My smoker build

Post by Pete Mazz » March 3rd, 2018, 5:06 am

Hard to mess up pork shoulder and you'll have more time to play


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Re: My smoker build

Post by Rodcrafter » March 4th, 2018, 6:15 pm

Waiting to see


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Re: My smoker build

Post by Hydrant » March 8th, 2018, 10:10 pm

So I’ve been working away here and there but haven’t really got much to show! I’ve spent some time straightening and reinforcing both the CC door and the Fb door that both warped when I welded them. The warping issue has got me worried about the whole contraption keeping its shape during use. I’m not quite sure what I was thinking when I decides that 1/8 plate was heavy enough for the firebox but I suspect that the warping during construction may not be the end of my problems! Oh well no use worrying about it until I know for sure. I’ve got a backup plan to rebuild the front of the fb and door with a stronger design if it comes to that anyway.

I managed to degrease, flapper wheel amd sandblast the inside of the CC in preparation to start on baffles and racks. And I do have my damper design I can show. When these things are closed i suspect it’ll be pretty airtight!
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Re: My smoker build

Post by Rodcrafter » March 10th, 2018, 1:37 pm

Yes, thin metal on FB is gonna be trouble.


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Re: My smoker build

Post by Squiggle » March 10th, 2018, 7:42 pm

:LG:


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Re: My smoker build

Post by Hydrant » March 13th, 2018, 8:39 pm

Getting closer!
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Re: My smoker build

Post by Big T » March 13th, 2018, 8:44 pm

:LG:


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Re: My smoker build

Post by Dirtytires » March 13th, 2018, 9:23 pm

Nice progress...good, simple rack stop/tip.

I know you already thought of this but that long smokestack will roll thru the door, right? I am famous for not taking overall size onto account.



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Re: My smoker build

Post by Hydrant » March 13th, 2018, 10:30 pm

Dirtytires wrote:Nice progress...good, simple rack stop/tip.

I know you already thought of this but that long smokestack will roll thru the door, right? I am famous for not taking overall size onto account.

Haha! That’s something I would do! It’ll fit though. Through the man door and my overhead is 8’.



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Re: My smoker build

Post by Rodcrafter » March 21st, 2018, 6:27 am

Nice work!


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